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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Six Sentence Sunday: 01 June 2014


Sometimes you just have to stick to your gut, like yesterday, where I followed someone else's recipe because I wanted to make something completely different and continued to stick with it even though it didn't sound quite right to me - and then I ended up with guacamole tasting vanilla cupcakes.
FYI, guacamole tasting cupcakes are
no bueno and went straight. in. the. bin. 
Yesterday Jesse bought the new Mario Kart 8 game and last night we all played it together - this girl hasn't lost her MK Mojo ;)

It's the first day of winter today and already the weather has changed from beautiful and sunny to a grey soggy morning - ick.

I really need to bake some recipes I've been thinking up lately but I've been so ridiculously busy - here's hoping I get a chance to whip up some goodies for you guys this week!

We have 29 days until we leave for Louisiana and I can't wait to see Jesse's family!

But tell me about your weekend? What have you been up to? 
Also, what do you need to do this week that you've been putting off? 
For me it's definitely baking - and tidying up our awful bedroom (which I keep putting off by cleaning the rest of the house because our tiny bedroom is impossible to organise haha)

26 comments:

  1. Yes, you're right - it does come from a plant however it goes through a lot of processing to get to what you buy in the stores. I have severe reactions to sweeteners, including stevia, so I avoid them all and I know of many others who react to stevia so I'm wary of how safe it is.

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  2. These are delicious! Where can I find the nutritional information?

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  3. Hi Ruth,
    We don't post nutritional information on the blog as it really depends on what ingredients you choose, however, you can find out the nutritional information using programs such as My Fitness Pal :)

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  4. That's where I am trying to enter it and it's not coming up. Suggestions on what exactly they are called on my fitness pal?

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  5. Hi Ruth, you would need to input your ingredients into the My Fitness Pal recipe calculator (http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator) and it will then work out the nutritional information for you. Some readers also post nutritional information on Pinterest if they work it out themselves, however, it won't necessarily be accurate for you.

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  6. Hello! I was wondering if you used vanilla extract or the vanilla bean? Can't wait to make these for a picnic! :-)

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  7. Hi Emmy! I used vanilla extract in this recipe! :)

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  8. Thanks Kristy! I just made this and I love it! Although, I feel as if it may be too bitter for other's taste. Perhaps it was the cocoa powder or chocolate I used. How dark was your dark chocolate? Mine was 72%. Thanks so much!

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  9. Hi Emmy, I'm so glad you love them! We used 70% dark chocolate, however, when making them for others we usually add 1/2 cup sugar (as recommended in the post) to make sure they're a bit sweeter! What amount of sugar did you use?

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  10. I used 1/4 cup at first and then I tasted the batter and it was way too bitter (and I tend to like bitter foods.) So I added another 1/4 cup and that too was still bitter. Do you think it might be the brand of cocoa I'm using? I used Healthworks Raw Certified Organic Cacao Powder. Perhaps I should use a different brand? May I ask which brand you used?

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  11. Hey Emmy, It's the cacao - there is a huge difference between cacao and cocoa - cacao tends to be bitter whilst cocoa has a milder more chocolate like flavour so the cacao is definitely where the bitterness came from!

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  12. What brand of cocoa powder did you use? I can't wait to bake this!

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  13. Hi Lala, In Australia I usually buy Nestle Baking Cocoa or Woolworths' Home Brand Cocoa - I just tasted and tested different cocoas until I found the ones I loved!

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  14. Thank you! I'll try my luck with Nestle Baking cocoa. I'm not sure if I can find Woolworths' Home Brand in the U.S.

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  15. These brownies were AMAZING! you cannot taste the avocado at all! I was so surprised! Definitely a better option than brownies made with butter! Thank you so much for the recipe! xo

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  16. Hey Shelby, thank YOU so much for letting me know you loved the recipe! These brownies are one of our favourites so I'm so glad you loved them too!

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  17. Wow! These are really good! I'm starting down the paleo path, trying to slowly move my family to real foods. My four year old thinks these are great (and she is picky)!

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  18. Yay! I am so glad your daughter loved them - I know how hard picky kids are to feed (after being a full time nanny for a couple of years and a fussy kid myself) so that's a huge success! xx

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  19. I just made these tonight! Love them! Thanks for the recipe!

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  20. Yay! I'm so glad you loved them, Amanda! If you happened to take a picture be sure to send it through to me so I can add them to our reader showcase! xx

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  21. Hi :) I'm going to try these today, and I was wondering what kind of cocoa powder you used? I live in Norway, so we don't really have hersheys or anything like that - we've got dark baking cocoa and light baking cocoa....what do I use? :)

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  22. Hi Bibi,
    I'm really not too sure about the difference between dark or light baking cocoa but I'm guessing one makes a richer, more dark chocolate like recipe whilst the other is milder?


    The choice is yours, really. Just use whatever you'd usually choose to use in a chocolate cake :)

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  23. Wouldit be possible to use a minicupcake baking tin to make bite sized brownies? Would it turn out the same?

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  24. Hey Marli, you sure can! Just adjust your baking time. Depending on size, you'll probably find they will bake between 7-15 minutes. The only difference is that they'll have a crust all the way around!

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  25. How thick SHOULD the batter be?

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  26. Hi Marli,
    It should be a thick brownie batter consistency - but not too thick that the ingredients won't combine (does that make sense)

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